What should I do to prepare for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

What should I do to prepare for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?


  1. Blood tests are sometimes required.
  2. Medications can be given by vein if needed.
  3. Please arrange for a ride home.
  4. Upper endoscopy: No food or drink is allowed for six hours before the procedure.
  5. Colonoscopy: Drink only clear liquids for at least 24 hours before the procedure.

What are the different types of preps for colonoscopy?

A few examples are listed below.

  • Prep: Sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate, and magnesium sulfate (Suprep).
  • Prep: Sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and citric acid (Prepopik).
  • Prep: Polyethylene glycol, sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium ascorbate, and ascorbic acid (Moviprep).

What is the most common colonoscopy prep?

At 6 p.m., take 3 tablets of Dulcolax® laxative pill with water by mouth. At 8 p.m. the evening before your colonoscopy start drinking the Gatorade®/MiraLAX® solution. Drink one 8-ounce glass every 10 minutes until completed. You can continue to drink clear liquids until midnight.

What are the recommendations for bowel preparation before colonoscopy?

The night before your colonoscopy you’ll take strong laxatives to clear your digestive tract. The method recommended for most people is called split dosing. You’ll drink a half-gallon of liquid laxative in the evening. Then you’ll get up about 6 hours before your appointment to drink another half-gallon.

What is the safest prep for a colonoscopy?

The classic prep solution that’s been used regularly since the 1980s is a four-liter dose of a polyethylene glycol solution — doctors call it PEG — that is often prescribed as Nulytely or Golytely. “It’s the safest prep because it doesn’t create electrolyte imbalance,” says Charabaty.

What can you not eat 3 days before a colonoscopy?

Don’t eat:

  • Seeds, nuts, or popcorn.
  • Fatty foods.
  • Tough meat.
  • Whole grains.
  • Raw vegetables.
  • Fruit with seeds or peel.
  • Corn, broccoli, cabbage, beans, or peas.

What to expect after colonoscopy and endoscopy?

– drive or ride a bicycle/ car – operate machinery or do anything requiring skill or judgement – cook – drink alcohol – take sleeping tablets – sign legal documents, make any important decisions, or sign contracts.

How to prepare for a colonoscopy or endoscopy?

Stay in the bathroom — bring something to entertain yourself,like a book,television,or laptop.

  • Apply diaper cream before the diarrhea starts.
  • Use moist or medicated wipes to clean yourself.
  • What is the best method to prep for a colonoscopy?

    Talk to your provider about your concerns. She or he can work with you to find a prep option that can work for you.

  • Schedule some time for prep.
  • Cut back on fiber a few days before your appointment.
  • When it’s time for a liquid diet,change it up a little.
  • Hack your prep drinking.
  • Have your bathroom ready.
  • What is the difference between a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

    Anoscopy – Anus/rectum

  • Arthroscopy – joints
  • Bronchoscopy – Trachea (windpipe) and lungs
  • Colonoscopy – Colon (large intestine)
  • Colposcopy – Vagina and cervix
  • Cystoscopy – Bladder
  • Oesophagostomy – Oesophagus
  • Gastroscopy – Stomach and duodenum
  • Laparoscopy – Abdominal cavity
  • Neuroendoscopy – Brain